Wednesday, February 1, 2012

50+ Cheap, Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

This post first appeared in 2009

Two years ago, we posted a piece called Cheap, Healthy Party Food, filled to the brim with inexpensive, Super Bowl-appropriate recipes. Most of them came from thoroughly vetted outside sources like All Recipes and Cooking Light. All appeared delicious.

Since then, between CHG and my weekly Healthy & Delicious column at Serious Eats, we’ve compiled hundreds of our own recipes, many of which are floofin’ perfect for the upcoming game. We made and ate every single one of these, and can recommend them without reservation. Even to your Dad (whom I’m sure totes loves healthy food, especially on Super Bowl Sunday).

If you have suggestions or excellent, apropos recipes from your own blog, leave ‘em in the comment section! Together, we can make this the most delicious Super Bowl since the last time Tom Brady was in it.

(Special note: frugal shoppers! Even if you hate football with the white-hot intensity of a thousand angry suns, this is a great week to stock up. Look for sales on cheese, sour cream, beans, frozen foods, crackers, dip, and more at your supermarket.)

DIPS, SALSAS, and GUACAMOLE
Avocado Corn Salsa
Baba Ghanouj
Fresh Salsa
Guacamole-Bean Dip Mashup
Lemony Hummus
Mango Salsa
Roasted Eggplant Spread
Seven-Layer Taco Dip
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip
Tomatillo Guacamole
Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt and Cucumber Sauce)

CHILI
Cactus Chili
Camp Stove Veggie Chili
Chili Corn Pone Pie
Easy Vegetarian Bean Chili
Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Turkey Chili
Turkey Chili with Beans
White Chicken Chili
Winter Vegetable Chili

SALADS and SIDES
Avocado Chicken Salad
Black Bean and Tomato Quinoa
Chickpea Salad
Chili-Spiced Potatoes
Ellie Krieger’s Refried Beans
Gazpacho Pasta Salad
Golden Delight Egg Salad
Lemon Basil Pasta Salad
Potato Salad for Rainy Day People
Semi-Southern-Style Cornbread
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

MAINS
Baked Ziti
Black Bean Burrito Bake
Chicken Fried Rice
Chinese Chicken and Broccoli
Chipotle Pork Tenders
Falafel with Tahini Sauce
Grilled Flank Steak with Tomato Relish
Homemade Pizza
Macaroni and Cheese
Pork Tacos
Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Spiced Chicken Skewers
Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed Peppers with Black Beans and Corn
Vegetable Lo Mein

DESSERTS and SNACKS
Black Bean Brownies
Crunchy Pecan Cookies
Roasted Chickpeas

Readers? Your recipes?

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5 comments:

Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes said...

What fabulous ideas!! Lots of delicious eats. Hope you enjoy the game!

Beth J said...

Are you ever going to post new posts again? I love this site, but I will probably remove it from my RSS feed. I'm a long-time reader, and it's a little frustrating to see constant reposts. :/

Rachelle said...

Thanks for all these ideas. I will probably try one of them at least

carrie murphy said...

i agree with beth. i used to LOVE this blog and i know you're pregnant (so i'm sure you're tired, nauseous and not wanting to post), but the constant reposts have made me decide to unsubscribe. that said, thanks for the great blog and good luck for a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and baby.

MagnoliaSouth said...

It's been well over a year. Please write a closing good-bye post to your readers. It's a shame that you left them hanging.